A few datapoints * Seagate delivered a huge beat on April 17. Earnings per share came in at $2.64, crushing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 26%. * the 2013 avg estimate is now $8-9, highest estimate 12$ * Seagate has generated $1.3 billion in free cash flow over the last 9 months and has spent $1.2 billion buying back its stock. So this company trades at 3-4 forward earnings, is generating tons of free cash, is buying back stock like crazy, pays a dividend. I suppose the perception is that harddrives are dying due to takeover from SSDs. Perhaps it has to do with the Thai floods. Any ideas?